EXCLUSIVE: More than two-thirds (69%) of employer respondents who measure employee engagement use annual employee surveys to do so, according to research by Employee Benefits and Xerox HR Services.
The Benefits research 2016, which surveyed a total of 338 employer respondents, also found that 21% use pulse-style surveys to measure staff engagement.
Around one in 10 (8%) respondents utilise employee engagement platforms to measure staff engagement levels.
Almost a fifth (18%) of respondents do not measure employee engagement levels.
Of those respondents that do not currently measure employee engagement, 40% intend to start doing so, and 43% are unsure whether or not they will begin to do so. Meanwhile, less than one-fifth (17%) of respondents have no plans to start measuring employee engagement levels within their organisation.
Almost two-thirds (65%) of respondents believe that staff are either moderately engaged (46%) or very engaged (19%) with benefits within their organisation. Yet more than a quarter (27%) state that employees are only partially engaged with the benefits available to them, and, somewhat worryingly, 5% say staff are not at all engaged with benefits.